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[pen-tuh-thawl] /ˈpɛn təˌθɔl/
Pharmacology, Trademark.
a brand of thiopental sodium. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Another sorceress, aided it is true by Pentothal, had months ago done the same to him.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • Because as it stands now—and the truth serum, and any other—Pentothal—how do you pronounce it, whatever it is.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin and History for Pentothal

trademark name of an anaesthetic and hypnotic, 1935, refashioning of Thiopental, from pento-, in reference to the methylbutyl five-carbon group + first two letters of thiobarbiturate + chemical product suffix -ol.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Pentothal in Medicine

Pentothal Pen·to·thal (pěn'tə-thôl')

A trademark used for thiopental sodium.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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